61 Comments on Reviews

  1. Great company to deal with. Fast and great service. Definitely goes the extra mile to make things right. Thank You Joe and crew. Will definitely recommend to others.

  2. My wife and I had been discussing residing our home and improving our insulation for some time, but struggled to find a firm that we felt comfortable with until we found Smart Home. Joe and Mike won us over. They were patient with us as we struggled with colour and material choices and their visualizer tool was a great help to us. After we finalized design details, their staff arrived as was agreed upon and completed our renovation on time. Staff demonstrated a great attention to detail as work progressed and kept our yard clean and safe. When work was done the house looked great, and they even helped us apply for Provincial rebates. The rebate cheque arrived today and I must admit that I have seldom been so pleased with contractors as I have been with a Smart Home.

  3. I had the entire outside of my home redone (and some main floor windows). The original aluminum siding was from 1953, so it was long overdue for an update. New siding, stone, insulation, soffits, eaves, fascia and exterior pot lights have made my home shine like a new penny – pride of Ownership is 10/10. I saw Smart Home Building Systems at the 2017 Home and Garden show and set up an in home consultation with Joe and Mike – they took their time, showed me all their products and went over the costs…helping me to make an informed, intelligent decision that fit into my budget. The crews were polite, fast, efficient and kept my yard clean. The end result shows fantastic, and I have been pumped by the amount of compliments that I have received from neighbors, friends and Family – it just reinforces the fact I made a great choice in both product and Company !! I would highly recommend Smart Home Building Systems to anyone looking for quality work, prices and attitudes !! All the best to Joe, Mike and the rest of the crew in 2018 !!

  4. We had our siding and eaves trough redone by Smart Home Building Systems this past construction season. Joe, Mike, and their crews take great pride in their work. From the initial consult with Joe, through the demo and installation, all aspects of the job were completed with true attention to detail. The site remained neat and tidy.They were available and engaged whenever we had questions and involved us throughout the entire process. We would recommend their company to anyone without reservations.

  5. Our house needed a facelift and it was transformed! Love the new front door and Davinci Joe..

  6. Ron & I happily recommend Smart Home. Joe, Mike and their team of installers are the best in the business. We are finicky customers and Joe & Mike put up with a thousand questions and remained patient. The workmanship of Andrew & team on our windows and Reino on our siding, could not have been better. We were very much impressed by the results. Smart Home is not a half measure company, they provide quality products and work hard to make their customers happy!

  7. Roof needed replacing, got very competitive price from Smart Home, signed up, roof done in timely manner,,,what else is there to say. Great job all the way through!!!

  8. We are very, very happy to recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for an excellent price and absolutely outstanding customer service. Joe was recommended to us by a friend who told us we would be crazy if we didn’t choose this company to do our roof replacement and we are so pleased with the results. Best of all, we are selling our house so we wanted a good quality product for the new owners that was within our budget and we were not “over sold’.

    Joe and his crew have tremendous attention to detail, they listen to and address each and every concern you might have, no matter how small. The crew is very experienced, and doesn’t leave the site until you are satisfied and Joe continually checks on the job’s progress and makes sure you are happy!

    Fantastic company…great price!.

  9. 5-Star Service and Workmanship!
    You can tell that Joe, Mike, and their crews genuinely love what they do and take so much pride in their work. From the first consult with Joe, to the computer mock-ups of the house, to the demo/installation, and to the final walk-through, all aspects of the job were completed with the finest attention to detail (including daily clean-up!); they also involved us as the homeowners throughout the entire process.
    We got new siding, roofing, sun tunnel, and soffits/fascia/eaves so it was quite a big project; it took just over 2 months, which is a little longer than we expected (the summer storms made us nervous, but Joe/Mike made sure to triple check all underlays, etc to ensure there were no water issues). At the end of the day, the quality of work far outweighed the length of time it took, and hey, perfection doesn’t happen overnight!
    Our favourite details as facilitated by Joe and his team include the gable accents (the crew custom cut existing metal shake panels to fit the space to scale), the sun tunnel (now there’s daylight in the windowless ensuite!), the individually screwed-down Edco metal roof panels, and the painstaking and gorgeous Hardie board corners/trim!
    We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Smart Home to any of our family and friends; they are genuinely great people and their work speaks for itself!
    Thanks Guys!

  10. Joe and his team were terrific. As former business owners, my husband and I recognized Joe’s passion for ensuring a well made product was used to do our roof and that, that well made product was installed at the highest standards. Our roof was installed efficiently, quickly and safely! Roofing is a messy business and I was very impressed with the amount of effort our installation team took to ensure the mess created, especially the roofing nails were cleaned up….I watched them sweep our entire cul de sac and then sweep again with the magnet bar. All our our outdoor furniture was put back nicely and after the bin was removed from our driveway a couple of days later, a staff member came back to our home and re cleaned our drive way to ensure what debris was left behind was removed! So happy from start to finish with the roof replacement! Thanks Joe and thanks Joe’s team…..who by the way, got my puppy back into the yard as he tried to make a break for it! Thanks again. Suzanne and Keith Swekla

  11. We met Joe Bader and Mike Warne at the Edmonton Home and Garden Show and made an appointment for an inspection. We were given an estimate and work started within two weeks. Our level of satisfaction was very high by the quality of the work that was completed. We are absolutely thrilled with the results of our renovations and would highly recommend Smart Home.

  12. I had contacted 6 different companies this year about getting a price for my roof. Most of the representatives were not very friendly, some were quite rude, while some were not very trusting. I had saw a job up the street that Smart Home Building Systems had recently completed and they were very pleased with the company. I contacted Smart Home and Joe Bader came to see me. He came on time and we discussed the business involved to replace my roof. I knew he was the one for the task at hand. We came to a fair agreement and he agreed to be done within two weeks and that’s exactly what they did. The boys kept themselves busy and knew exactly what they were doing. They were nice to talk with and we all ate a lot of my raspberries. The job site was kept very clean and I had no problems. I would highly recommend Smart Home for integrity, great quality and service.

    Edgar Scherer

  13. Thank you to Joe, Mike, and their crews. I had the roofing, Windows and siding replaced on my home. The expertise of the crews to the quality of the work made this reno exactly what I had hoped for. I recommend Smart Home Building.

  14. We had to replace the “25 year” asphalt shingles on our home after only 11 years. We wanted a product that would look great and last. Working with Smart Home was a pleasure from start to finish. Joe is extremely knowledgeable about his product and was able to answer all of our questions and help us choose the right product for us. The installation crew was efficient and professional. Our roof looks great and really makes our house stand out. We would recommend Smart Home to anyone looking to make a long-lasting and great looking improvement to the exterior of their home.

  15. After searching for a few years on the different roofing products available we decided to purchase the Arrowline Slate, and have no regrets. Joe Bader, the salesman was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was informative and took the time explaining the product to us. The installation crew were very polite and they did a fantastic job. They were hard, diligent workers in all kinds of weather conditions. Heat, rain and extreme wind. When the job was completed they cleaned everything up and one would never have known they were here. Very impressed. The roof looks awesome! Many compliments on it. Thanks Joe, for looking after us well, making sure we are happy with our purchase. Appreciate your services. Ron and Janet

  16. Hi Joe,
    I just want to thank you for the wonderful experience you provided us when we decided to shingle our roof. From the time you came to our home and educated us on all of the possible services your company provides to the actual installation, I felt assured of your professionalism and fully enjoyed working with you. Your crew were polite and efficient. When we spoke to them regarding the changes we wanted their response was “we will make it right” and that is precisely what they did. It isn’t often when the service one receives is 100% and so I felt I needed to write you to express our gratitude. I am certain your business will thrive! I for one, will be advertising your company whenever I can.
    Donna & Ron

  17. When l purchased a home on an Acreage, l knew l required a new roof. Went to the Home & Garden show and took a few suppliers information on their quotes and products. I saw Smart Home and took a look at the products and spoke with Joe and the Advertisement he had about giving a discount on the cost, if the Home was of Uniqueness and Distiction. I assured him it was and that the location was on a Golf Course.
    We arranged to meet and Joe came bringing his samples and options for color. We spoke of Financing, Products, Warranty and his Crews, along with Installation and Time Frames.
    Negotiations ensued and work was to commence in the beginning of May. Unfortunately, no ones fault, a storm came in and postponed the job for a week. Following week, supplies arrived and were layed out exactly as l specified.
    Work began that week, Joe went on Vacation and the Progress started.
    After a fews days, less work and less of a crew. I messaged Joe and the Project Lead. Received a prompt reply back from Joe asking questions. He then asked if l could provide pictures of status of roof and send to him. Assured me he would get back to me shortly. Needless to say, Joe phoned back, said a new crew will be there in 2 days. Sure enough, had a new crew, they worked longer hours, cleaned up every day of debris and nails. All were respectful and gave me their contact information.
    Had a monsoon during this and two of the crew came and spent an hour on the roof in the midst of this to seal up what was needed and to ensure water proofing. All in all, project was a bit delayed in start and time frame of completion, but knowing weather and reliability/accountability were not Joe’s failings, he sure raised the bar on how a Company is managed. The workmanship and care on how the roof was completed has blown me away! Its fantastic and sharp looking with the metal on the turrets along with valleys and shallow areas. I was very impressed with the quality of the work, the diligence of how issues were rectified, how personable and caring Joe was and how he feels towards his product and Clients. I most certainly recommend Smart Home to Friends, Family and anyone who wants a Metal Roof!!

  18. I first heard of Smart Home from my brother who had his roof done. He was really impressed with the work that was completed on his roof. He was so impressed that he also recommended Smart Home to his daughter. So I called him. He was quite quick on the return call after leaving a message, very courteous and proficient. Although he was not the least expensive, his team and work ethic are well worth the higher cost (not by much mind you). I have already recommended Smart Home to others. And will give them a call when the time comes to do further renovations to my home. Thank you Joe


  19. June 10, 2017

    At the Home Show in January of 2017 my wife and I visited a number of home renovation vendors. We met Mike Warne at the Smart Homes location and arranged an appointment for an estimate on an insulation wrap and siding. We also contacted a number of other companies with the same request.

    The estimate we received from Smart Homes was appreciably better than the other ones who submitted estimates. The Smart Homes estimate also included a number of extras that we did not ask for but were very much appreciated. The estimate included Hardy Board siding, new shingles, new larger front door and a new garage door. They also sided and roofed the garden shed to match.

    My level of satisfaction was enhanced by the quality of the sub trades hired by Smart Homes. The gentleman who did the majority of the work was as meticulous as a Swiss watchmaker and very pleasant in his personal dealing with us.

    My trust in the company is such that I declined the $3000.00 holdback that Joe Bader suggested. My confidence that any issue we might have with any of their work or materials will be responded to immediately governed this decision.

    Your truly,

    Jim and Sylvia Gray

  20. Hi Joe,

    We want to let you know how happy we are with the snow guards you supplied for our house and garage.

    It sure made our winter easier not having to worry about snow slides.

    We were pleased with the installation gentleman too.

    Thank you,

    Curtis and Ann Campbell

  21. We met Joe Bader (Smart Home) at the Home Renovation Show. Within a few days he arrived at our home with samples of steel roofing and a reasonable quote. Even though we took a long time to decide what color we wanted on our home, Joe did not give up on us. We opted for charcoal grey. Joe’s work crew came on a Friday and had it all finished by Sunday night. The crew did a great job of keeping the yard clean as they worked on the roof and did a final clean up before they left on Sunday. We would recommend Smart Home for any exterior renovation needed. Thank-you Joe and the crew for the great work on our roof.

    Paul & Dorothy Neale

  22. Our initial contact with Joe Bader, Smart Homes, was at the Home Renovation Show. Within a week he arrived at our home with an aerial rendering of our roof, steel roof samples and a reasonable quote. We were impressed with his professional attitude.

    The installation crew was meticulous with the roof instillation and daily clean-up of the site, working a minimum of 12 hour days to ensure the job was as little interruption to our day as possible. One crew even shovelled our deck as he waited for the rest to finish. Several neighbours were so impressed with the crew, commenting to the foreman “no talking they just work”, another neighbour bought coffee and donuts for them. Much attention was paid to precision and detail. Joe was present often throughout the process ensuring we were satisfied.

    We are absolutely thrilled with the results of our Edco Generations roofing system and would not hesitate to recommend Smart Homes and Joe Bader to our family and friends.

    Thank you Joe and crew for a job well done!

    Neil & Diane

  23. Boy, did we ever need a new roof. We needed one for a few years. We had phoned some roofing companies, got a few recommendations, but still, we did nothing. Not until our neighbor contacted us. He said he had a company representative at his house that very moment. Should he suggest to the rep that he stop by to see us right away? We jumped at the chance to meet Joe Bader. We listened to his presentation and were more than impressed. “When can you start?” we asked. “How about in ten days?” was the reply.

    We couldn’t be happier. Joe was wonderful to do business with. He arrived equipped with samples of the company’s products as well as a printed copy of our roofline (good old Google maps) and promptly and professionally answered all our questions. Because we live near a ravine, we were especially concerned about fire. Joe reassured us that his Smart Home roof would not incinerate. In fact, we could expect a reduction in our house insurance! We were interested in installing solar panels too, given our south-west exposure, and Joe introduced us to someone who is in that business. Signing on the dotted line took no time at all. And the work crew? They were the best workers we have EVER had in our house or yard. Not only did they rigorously clean up the work site after each twelve-hour work day, they were very tidy and polite. Would we recommend Smart Home? You bet.

    M and N

  24. RE: Smart Home Building Systems / Joe Bader

    We were referred to Smart Home Building Systems and Joe Bader by good friends who used their services and were extremely pleased with the finished results.
    In our consultations with Joe with regards to our roof, we found Joe to be very knowledgeable about roofing products, including durability, longevity and warranties. Joe answered our myriad questions patiently and thoroughly. Once we made the decision to have Smart Home replace our roof Joe provided an accurate timeline for completion of the work.
    We had chosen to proceed with a metal Edco roof, which allowed the work to be done during the winter. The Smart Home crew were extremely well organized and efficient in applying the roofing product. The crew cleaned up daily, especially important for us to avoid our dogs stepping on metal shards or screws. The crew were punctual, polite and really knew their job. What was most impressive was the smooth organization and delegation of labor, which allowed a large intricate job to be completed in the most efficient manner.
    Upon completion of the job, Joe came to complete a final inspection with us to ensure we were satisfied. We are extremely satisfied! The roof looks great, the yards and driveway look pristine – the crew even raked the snow looking for any stray screws or metal bits.
    If you are looking for a professional, quality finished product I would recommend Smart Home Building Systems and Joe Bader.
    We are making plans to have Smart Home replace all of our windows and siding next year.

  25. Joey did amazing job on re-roof on my cabin at Glennifer. He is very professional and does a super duper job! I highly recommend to use his services!

  26. We presented Joe Bader and his Smart Home crew with a challenging project, an old, badly-insulated cedar shake roof that needed replacing five years ago. Joe visited us twice and outlined many options in a professional and constructive manner. He was selling quality and a clear and exciting vision for what our home could look like. We opted for an aged copper standing seam metal roof and the work began. Needless to say, stripping a roof of ancient cedar shakes, building up the roof to put in proper insulating foam and laying down metal is a big job, made more challenging by a winter cold snap. Throughout the process the work crews did a great job of keeping the site as clean as possible and working through frigid temperatures. At every step of the process we felt involved and the inevitable “surprises” were met with creativity and refreshing professionalism. Some adjustments in the quoted price were fully explained and negotiated in a manner that left both parties satisfied. Joe’s commitment to providing the best roof possible never wavered and he was attentive to our questions and concerns every step of the way. We could have done the job for less than half of the hefty price tag, but the roof that now crowns our home is so much more attractive and functional and worth every copper penny (pardon the pun). In short, you get what you pay for. Joe Bader sells quality and he delivers on all counts. We couldn’t be happier with the finished product and the positive relationship that allowed it to happen. Smart Home is exactly that, the smart choice for any home renovation.
    Brent and Cori Paul

  27. Good evening Joe Bader,

    Thank you very much for your time and attention on the barn re-roof, you and your crew did a great job.
    Also thank you to you and Mike for ALL the time and education this evening. It is great to be treated so professionally.
    Our apologies for keeping you so late.

    Christine & Elzear Berg

  28. I would highly recommend Smart Home if your in need of a new roof, up grade or building a new home.
    Professional, caring, outstanding work.
    Make a smart choice & call Smart Homes.
    We love our new roof! It adds value & richness to our home & our landscape.

    Thank you Joe & your outstanding crew

  29. Re: Smart Home Building Systems
    My husband and I are very pleased that we chose Smart Home Building Systems to install a new roof using fibreglass asphalt shingles as well as installing hardie board siding on the garage. It was basically effortless on our part – Joe and Mike were both professional yet easy to talk to, which enabled them to meet our needs. Thanks for a great job done by the work crew, we were amazed at how quickly and neatly everything was completed. I highly recommend Smart Home Building Systems, knowing we would not hesitate to use the company again in the future.
    Nick & Cathy K.

  30. Hi Joe,

    The crew did a bang up job and were very professional. I considered walking over the roof to inspect closely but it’s kind of slippery. They cleaned up the work site nicely, representing your company quite well. Thought you would have wanted a bigger sign to promote your products? Maybe you need to hire a tall salesman to sell your wares‎ in the great north. One neighbour came over and voiced his approval and a few comments from people I know driving by on the highway also.

    Thanks for the job well done, it’s nice to work with people who stick to their promises and do what they say they are going to do. When you are up in the area again let us know, you can swing by and tell us stories of your youth!

    Steve & Debbie Garland

  31. Living in Calgary, I was tasked with contracting a company to re-roof my mom’s home in Edmonton. My goal was to ensure the job was done with the utmost of quality, completed on a timely basis and more importantly was entirely stress-free for my mom. Well….Joe and Smart home not only met those goals but exceeded my expectations on how they went on about it! Simply put:
    - the price was more than fair. Sure there are cheaper contractors out there, but if you want quality and profesionalism Joe is the man!
    - Smart Home completed the job exactly when they said they would. No guessing if the contractor will show up or not.
    - the clean up after the job was complete was immaculate.
    - the house looks at least 5 years newer.
    - my mom has received compliments from all her neighbours, and I’m sure Smart Home will get a bunch more jobs from that street.
    Joe, thank you! Feel free to use me as a reference anytime!
    David B.
    Calgary, AB

  32. We have a 1917 home with a roof I was scared to deal with; 4 layers of shingles and a mystery underneath. I called Joe with Smart Home and following our meeting, he assured me not only could he fix it properly, we could fix it within budget. The next day, a crew came out to begin stripping shingles and within a week the entire project was complete! They did my house, garage, and shed. I noticed a small amount of damage to my siding and notified Joe. There was no arguing, he said, “I’ll have it fixed, ASAP.” And within a few days it was!
    Nothing but professional, honest, and fair workmanship from this company. Five Stars!
    Thanks again – every time it rains instead of fretting, I smile.

  33. Joe and his crew installed 4 windows in my 40+ year old home and a great job was done by all. The windows perform great and the install went as planned. They worked around my schedule and the crew was professional and polite.

    I will be having them back next year to do the remaining 3 windows and maybe a door or 2 if I can swing it.

    Thanks again Joe and pass along to the guys as well.


  34. “I used to think “a roof was a roof” until I was shown some samples by Joe Bader. I knew I wanted a metal roof of some sort so I wouldn’t be making another temporary investment. I selected the Edco Generations Shake and when I saw the finished product installed I no longer thought that “a roof was a roof.” It changes colour according to the light conditions and when the sun shines on it, it looks like a new copper penny. I also found that it matches any colour of house or trim. The quality of workmanship was professional and the roof looks awesome.

    Robert Eyford, CFEI, CCFI-C, CVFI, CFII

  35. Joe and his team installed faux stone on the skirting of my front deck as well as the front entrance of my home. I am very pleased with the end result. When I had concerns Joe addressed them immediately, the same day they were resolved in hours. Would not hesitate to use them again.

    Nancy from Edmonton

  36. Smart Home did a great job replacing our roof. The crew was exceptionally hard working and more than happy to answer our questions whenever we asked. If issues arose they took care of them quickly and professionally. Most importantly the roof looks great and quality of work is top notch. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Smart Home to anyone looking for a new roof.

    Cameron & Jennifer Watson
    Calgary, Alberta

  37. We are absolutely thrilled with our new roof! What started out as a huge disappointment with the life and quality of our existing 9 year old asphalt shingle roof has ended up being such a relief. Any warranty we thought we had did not exist. We chose a metal roof with a lifetime warranty. Joe Bader and his excellent crew did everything they promised. The crew could not have been more professional. They cleaned up our site every day before leaving and arrived at an appropriate time working hard till days end. The detail and finishing of our roof has left us with a gorgeous new look. We are so glad we picked the copper color we did. We would highly recommend Smart Home for anyone looking for a worry free experience. Joe followed up regularly and showed pride and a genuine passion in his company and the product he supplies.

    Barry & Janis Gogal
    Ardrossan, Alberta

  38. Hello Joe,

    I wanted to drop you a note to compliment the job that was done at our property. The fellas were prompt and professional and the work quality was top notch.

    I know who to call when my next upgrade presents itself.

    Thanks again,

    Mike Binder

  39. Joe Bader and Smart Home Building Systems

    We initially met Joe from Smart Homes at the Home Renovation Show in Edmonton. He was very knowledgeable and helpful during our initial interview with him. He had visual samples of the products which helped us understand what we were looking for and what would look good for our home.

    When we decided to go through with our exterior Renovations, Joe came out to our place and spent a lot of time going over everything and thoroughly discussed options for what we were looking for. Within a week of a signed agreement he had a crew at our house. We have a small older home and even still the crew had the siding, insulation soffit and facia done in a week and then 1 day for another crew to come out and finish the eavestroughs.

    Great work was completed by all and Joe continually followed up with phone calls and then a site visit once it was completed to ensure we were happy with the finished product.

    We would recommend Smart Home for any exterior renovation needs anyone would have. Thank you to Joe and his crew for the great work.

    Jim and Tracy Pshyk
    Sangudo, AB

  40. Joe.

    Just wanted to take a few minutes to write a note and thank you for the very positive
    Experience my wife and I have had dealing with you on our re-roofing project.

    As our basic asphalt shingles were failing for the second time on our 25 year old home,
    we wanted to make sure this would be our last time to re-shingle.

    I love to do extensive research before making any major purchase, and new shingles were no
    exception. It became apparent that the choices for a longer lasting roof were architectural
    shingles, some type of recycled rubber shingles, or metal roofing.
    I went ahead and had three local companies provide estimates on various asphalt and rubber
    shingles. We then spent many hours touring newer neighbourhoods to view
    different shingle styles.

    Not trusting the exaggerated guarantees of asphalt, and not sure about the unproven life
    expectancy of rubber, I began to investigate metal shingles. Aluminum or steel? I was not sure
    which was better, but focused my attention more on the manufacturer and installer
    reputations. I was impressed with the corporate history of Edco Products and the documented
    product quality. I know steel is stronger than aluminum and would stand up to hail much
    better, but was concerned about possible rust issues. My concerns were put to rest however by
    the solid guarantee and the Kynar paint coating on the Edco roofing.

    As a supplier of pumps to oilfield and petrochemical customers, I am very aware
    of the toughness and chemical resistant properties of Kynar in pump components.

    The install was done in fine weather in early spring and the crew was very professional and
    obviously experienced with metal roof installs. The finished roof looks amazing and will no
    doubt outlive the current residents!

    I very much appreciated Joe and his no nonsense approach. My wife and I never felt pressure
    to sign a contract or that we were getting meaningless sales slogans and jargon.

    Thanks again Joe, and come by this fall for more freshly dug, cut, and fried potato chips!

    Myron & Cheryl Kraushar
    April 2016

  41. Good morning Joe ((Smart Home)

    Our 21 year old garage looks pretty new now with the aged copper standing seam metal roof. Love the features. The front eaves. The roof rail. This job was wonderful. The guys who completed the job were polite, professional and very thorough. We will be using them again in the future for other work on our buildings. Can’t thank you enough for the job done.

    B & W Eshpeter

  42. We recently downsized and moved into a 46 year old bungalow. We spent several months working on the interior and had planned to tackle the exterior this spring but because of our mild winter we were able to start in January and about 7 weeks later we had a “new” house.

    Because we were doing the works; windows, doors, insulation, siding, eaves, soffits, fascia, shingles ….. we didn’t feel comfortable finding and co-ordinating trades on our own so we went to the Edmonton Renovation show in October and got the names of a few companies that specialize in exteriors. Smart Home Building Systems was one. After getting quotes from several companies we narrowed it down to Smart Homes and one other. The quotes were similar and we liked the owner of Smart Homes, Joe Bader, and the rep from the other company. We were struggling with which company to choose so we called both companies, told them of our dilemma and asked them to help us with our decision. When we called Joe, he didn’t hesitate in saying he would come over and we would sit down and talk about it. We didn’t get the same offer from the other company.

    After talking with Joe there was no question that this was the company we wanted to give our business to and we certainly have had no regrets! Joe was a pleasure to work with and gave us all the time we needed to feel comfortable with decisions along the way. He was always just a phone call away. His crews were great! All were efficient, reliable, did a great job, kept the job site clean and worked in a professional manner. We met some very hard working young men that put in some long hours.

    This has been a very positive experience for us, largely because of Joe’s caring nature and attention to detail. We would have no hesitation in recommending Smart Home Building Systems and their wonderful crews.

    Thank you, Joe, for making the process as painless as possible. It’s going to be quiet around here!

    Blaine & Maureen Clarke

  43. Having to replace the roof on our retirement home at the lake and wanting something that would last and be appealing, we thoroughly researched all the different roofing systems and reputable companies in our area, becoming very knowledgeable in all the aspects of the industry, including quality of material used, workmanship, warranty and pricing, checking references from several companies getting quotes and discussing details.

    We met Joe Bader at the home show who introduced us to the EDCO Generations HD product supplied by his company Smart Home Building Systems. He described in great detail the process of manufacturing, warranty and reputation in the industry providing the detailed scope of work along with the schedule which was a key component in determining who to hire. He committed to an acceptable start date and completion timeline. The pricing was within the budget we set aside for this work.

    The work was completed in June 2015 with the level of professionalism and expertise that we expected, and yet were pleasantly surprised and happy with. The gentleman who spent the time on our property were kind, polite and extremely knowledgeable.

    As seniors we are thorough and conservative when hiring contractors to do work for us and more specifically when it involves a major capital repair. It is critical that there is a mutual trust and respect in place for both parties.

    We are happy with the service provided by Smart Home and specifically with Joe Bader who made the experience painless and worry free throughout. His sincerity, dedication and generosity exceeded our expectations, replacing a damaged eavestrough and supplying us with matching material for a shed.

    We are pleased to provide a reference and recommendation to anyone looking for A roofing company who SAY what they do and DO what they SAY and with no hidden cost to the customer.

    We can say without hesitation we are satisfied customers and would certainly hire Joe Bader and his team in the future.

    Ernie & Joy Bodnarek

  44. Dear Joe Bader,

    I would like to thank Smart Home Building Systems for completing my project using Longboard, Standing Seam metal roofing, trim-work and eavestroughing.

    The Longboard was originally not my initial vision for the project however when considering the cost, maintenance and environmental cost to forests when using wood I new that Longboard was a desirable product for the project.

    I was able to meet the installation crew, great guys. By meeting the tradesmen prior to commencing the project made me realize that not only was I getting a superior product, but true professionals were doing the installation.

    With respect to pricing, Smart Home Building Systems was not the least cost provider however by selecting alternative materials and colours to compromise on, the price was met. The price on the contract I signed matched the cheque I wrote upon completion of the project.

    The eavestroughing is wonderful and very well installed. I was able to discuss with the installer my specific requirements and all was done by the time I got home from work.

    Thank you Smart Home Building Systems for completing my project on time, on budget and beautifully installed. My project is a wonderful addition to my property and still a showpiece of the neighbourhood.


    Malcolm Munroe

  45. To whom it may concern,

    We were able to find Smart Home Building Systems because they were installing a metal roof right across the road from our home. After meeting with Joe Bader we came to realize that asphalt roofing may be the best value in our situation as we will be moving in a few years. Fortunately, the crew was able to start right away and Corey and Jeremy were real workers. They worked from sun up to sun down. Our property is located right on the waterfront and the wind was 60 KMH one day and they worked in the rain and they insisted on working right on through. They were forced to remove and replace the satellite dish in the exact same spot, and it worked without readjusting. The clean up was exceptional, they swept the deck and vacuumed out the eavestroughs and all.

    We were very happy with the overall experience and would confidently recommend this company to anybody.


    Elmer and Jean Werle

  46. Hi, I had met Joe Bader with Smart Homes at the trade show in Fort Sask. I was interested in getting a new roof for my log home as mine was leaking because of ice damming. After many inquires they were the only ones that followed up shortly after the show. As it happened the modifications that I wanted to happen were within their abilities so I hired them to remove the old metal roof. The modifications were completed and the new roof installed with the modifications (modifications included a hidden fastener standing seam roof and also added a solar tube, ice and water shield and synthetic underlay). After a few a hours of challenges we were able to sort it out and able to get project completed in a reasonably good time.

    We later had Smart Homes install a new asphalt roof on my daughters house in Fort Sask. Smart Homes were hired to remove the old membrane and install new plywood sheathing and roofing material and vented roof ridge caps. We were thankful for the attention to detail in cleaning up. This was greatly appreciated.

    Thanks. Smart Homes, job well done.

    Wes Newman

  47. This spring we hired Joe at Smart Home Building Systems to install a new roof on our home and large detached garage and shop. We chose a product by DaVinci Roofscapes that creates the look of slate but is meant to perform better in our winter climates. It took longer than was initially anticipated but during this time Joe struggled with one of the crews providing the quality he, and us, expected and a second crew was brought in to complete the job. Even so, the slope and size of the roof coupled with the complexity of installing these shingles (compared to asphalt shingles) made a quick installation impossible. After all this, I am very happy with the roof. It looks fantastic and people invariably comment on it when visiting. Because of that, we asked Joe to cap with aluminum our existing wood window trims, replace the decorative shingles in the gables, and recreate our wooden shutters to totally finish our new look. He found exactly what I was looking for and we went forward. The shingle installation went according to plan and was installed well and in a timely fashion. The capping we had some difficulty with the contractor who subcontracted out to another couple of guys and this complicated the completion due to a previous back injury of one of the guys, but I kept Joe informed of the progress and he in turn kept in touch with the contractor he had hired initially. After a few days, the original contractor stepped up to complete the job and all was well. Joe has been an excellent and dedicated champion of quality, ensuring his client’s needs are met and sincerely listening to every concern and question. He does make you feel that you are his only customer or his best customer and that goes a long way, especially during a tough and long renovation such as this. Now that it’s all over, I am very satisfied with the finished look and would even go so far as to say I’d do it again if I had another house (but I don’t, phew!)
    Linda and Richard Connell

  48. When my family purchased our home in July of 2014 we knew that we were purchasing our “forever home”, it would be the place that we raise our family. However, like most 25 year old homes it wasn’t without some major concerns. The biggest question mark was of course the roof; the existing roof was in disrepair and was in dire need of replacement. In researching a roof replacement we came across the Edco “Generation” shake roofing product and engaged. The shake look met the strict architectural requirements in our communities Home Owners Association while also enhancing the look of our home.
    Despite a challenging installation Joe Bader of Smart Home Building Systems stuck the course and completed the job. The final product looks great and we now have our “Forever roof “to match our “forever home”.
    Kent Love

  49. Smart Home Building Systems and Joe Bader were recommended to us by another happy customer. We were looking for a long term option to replace the asphalt shingles on our house and detached garage. After discussing various options with Joe, we went with the ArrowLine slate-look steel roof manufactured by EDCO.

    Joe is personable and knowledgeable. He came to site on a frequent basis to assess the quality of work and progress, and was always available by phone if we had any questions. He makes you feel like you are his best customer and your project is his top priority. His quote was accurate and there were no extra costs.

    The installers, Stewart and Cory, did an awesome job! They were very conscientious of their work, attending to every detail. They showed up on time and worked hard even on days when the temperature was over 30 degrees Celsius. The sheeting, Titanium wrap and roofing was installed in sequence in order that the house was watertight at the end of each day so you didn’t have to worry about rain storms overnight. They worked through the weekend and on the statutory holiday to keep the project on schedule. They finished every day making sure tools and supplies were put away and debris was picked up.

    Friends, family and neighbours have all admired the final product. We would recommend Smart Home Building Systems to anyone looking for a new roof, and plan to use them for future projects.

    Gloria Gerber & Robert Stefaniuk

  50. We are completely satisfied with our metal roof. We’ve had it a year and are as happy with it now as we were when we first got it.

    After looking at the many options available for roofing we decided on this one because of the strength of the metal, the way it is installed and finally the looks. We have stood many times looking at the roof over the part year and know we are going to love looking at it for the next 50 years.

    The entire family have enjoyed listening and watching the snow slide of the roof. We look forward to a winter when there is enough snow to slide in the middle of the winter.

    We highly recommend this roof to anyone looking for a stylish long term roof.

  51. We’ve had our metal roof for a winter now and have been very pleased. It has attractive clean lines. There is great reassurance to have a lifetime product without maintenance.
    There’s a lot of technology in the galvanized steel and the coatings. It all arrived pre-cut on a low loader. Very professional crew stripped the roof back to the plywood. The entire roof was sealed with snow / ice membrane before the metal roof was installed. Site was kept tidy throughout.

    Joe Bader is a man of integrity and a pleasure to deal with. He communicates well. He is upfront about pricing and completion date. We had a very positive experience dealing with Joe and Smart Homes. No hesitation with our recommendations:- excellent company to work with, skilled team and great final result.

  52. Just had our new metal roof installed. Really appreciated the fact that the owner/salesman Joe Bader was involved for the whole process and made sure everything was going smoothly. It is great to deal with someone with the integrity that Joe has. There were absolutely no hidden costs. What was promised was delivered with no questions asked–in fact they even put a new roof on a utility shed that was not in the contract–just to be nice. The roofing crew did excellent work and were a pleasure to have around. They were polite and informative and took pride in their work. At the end of the first day I got a taste of what was to come. I was just in the yard when they were cleaning up and heard the directions from the construction boss. He said essentially: “Make sure everything is cleaned up and before we leave make sure the gates are closed”–even I don’t always remember to close the gates. We had a couple of windy days and they made sure everything was secure on the roof and in the yard. I’m sure the neighbours appreciated that they always kept everything tidy and that they were a diligent and pleasant work team. Great job. If you are looking for great workmanship and a great product you can’t go wrong with Joe and his crew and products.

  53. Dear Joe,

    I felt it necessary to tell you that I am delighted with the renovations done on my home. Your suggestion of going with the brick look on the front and side of the house really paid off. Thanks for that.

    I must say that your installers were great. They would explain and answered all my questions as they carried out each step on my house. They kept everything organized and clean during the removal and the installation of the new siding.

    Thank you for a job well done.

    Martin and Linda Vanderhoek

  54. Our home has almost 6000 square feet of roof so the replacement of the old cedar shakes was a daunting and expensive venture for us, so we wanted to do it right. We spent months of research on roofing products and interviewed many vendors and in the end, we went with, not the cheapest, but what we felt would be the best for us and that was with a seamless Metal roof from Smart Home. The installation was an adventure to say the least. With the shortage of skilled workers hitting at the time we were to get the installation, the project took much longer than was anticipated and by the time it was done, Max – the main labourer, felt like family. We knew he cared about his work and made sure that the work he and others did was well done. Joe Bader was a pleasure to deal with throughout. There was no issue that arose that we were not able to resolve with him and feel good about it. Joe always made us feel that we were important to him and his reputation and his sense of humor was appreciated.
    Our goal was to get a good roof properly installed, and we got that for sure. So far it has survived the winter and we love the way the snow sheds off the roof. The choice of metal (aged copper) goes perfectly with the acreage setting we live on and has updated our 40 year old house to an eye pleaser. We get compliments galore and know that it has increased the value of our house far beyond what we paid.
    We, without hesitation, have and will continue to recommend Joe Bader and Smart Home.

  55. In the summer of 2014 was approached by one of Joe’s sales reps about a metal roof for my house. Great timing on his part as I had just finished inspecting my ashphalt shingles and would need a new roof in the next year or two. I was always interested in a metal roof an when my wife liked the look of Joe’s product it was a done deal.
    Joe’s crew were great when they showed up for work later in the fall. They did a great job , they know their craft well and they always looked after our house ,as we had some adverse weather during this
    project and there was no issues.
    All in all this was a good experience and have no problems with recommending Joe’s group to friends and neighbours.
    The house and garage look great.
    Thanks Joe
    Pete and Deni Swanson

  56. Dear Joe,

    I likely should have done this some months back, but I’ve been out of town most of the summer.

    Bev and I really like the roof, as do many of our neighbours. It is aesthetically pleasing and very quiet during summer storms. Looking forward to winter to see how it reacts to snow-load.

    I wanted to extend a thank you to you and your crew for working during the long weekend to get the roof up while we were home. The dogs would have been very unhappy with the noise if we hadn’t been home, and we appreciate the sacrifice your crew made to work the long weekend to meet our request. They worked late into the night as well to meet the deadline.

    They were very professional, and left no problem (and there weren’t many) unsatisfied. I was very impressed with how they took the old roof off along the scaffolding to the street where they dropped it directly into the truck bed.

    All in all we were very happy with the result as well as the experience and would highly recommend you and your team to any prospective customers.

    Best Regards,

    Bev and Martin Kirchenberger

  57. Just wanted to make a quick comment on my great experience in dealing with Smart Home Building Systems!
    We recently dealt with an insurance claim on a badly dented aluminum roof. What I thought was a good product and would last for many years, was ready for recycling in just under 8 years.
    We started looking for a new product made with a more sturdy material that would last for as long as we are living in our home.
    After discussing the problem with Joe we ended up going with the Edco Arrowline, Metal Slate roof. It looks great and we could not be happier! Secondary to the house roof, the company repaired and replaced our aging flat top garage roof. They used a stronger material and fixed drainage issues we had previously, the new product and roof look great and functions properly!
    The installer’s did a awesome job! They were very conscientious of their work and always left the yard spotless at night. (With 2 young children and a dog running around, I did not want them stepping onto any nails or left over pieces of roof.) Additionally as we would continue to use the yard during the install process, they were always conscious of who was in the yard. They took extra time to ensure the safety of everyone on our property and the adjacent properties. The crew was happy to answer any of my questions about the installation process and any future maintenance considerations (gutters, chimney, etc.)
    Since the install there has been many chats with neighbors and people driving by about the roof, both how good it looks and how surprised people are when they find out it is a steel product.
    As someone who has used a number of contractors over the years, the experience we had with Smart Home Building Systems was by far one of the best yet!

    Tracy and Kelly M
    Calgary, AB

  58. I was pleased to have chosen Smart Home Building Systems to install my new metal roof. Having previously had a cedar shake roof, followed by as asphalt shingle roof, I wanted something that would last better. The appearance of my cedar look metal roof fooled many of my neighbours who didn’t recognize it as a metal roof. It looks great! In addition, Jason and his work crew were very skilled in their installation. The work was carefully done and clean up was done daily. I would not hesitate to recommend Smart Home to supply and install a metal roof.
    Keith Cameron

  59. Hello, My name Is Keith Johnston, I live in Edmonton, Alberta. I went to the home show in Edmonton and chose the product from “Generation Roofing Collection” from Smart Homes Building Systems for its long lasting transferable warranty, tough, attractive and practical design.
    Smart Homes delivered the product that I was looking for. The crew that installed the product was professional and proficient.
    My new “Classic Red HD” roof is the best looking roof in the neighborhood.
    Keith and Sherril Johnston

  60. When my wife and I were confronted with the daunting task of re-roofing our unique bungalow we soon found we had a significant challenge on our hands. The roof is a major architectural feature of our home and therefore both the product and installation had to be perfect. We contacted and consulted many different companies offering a range of solutions to us but we remained uncomfortable with the professionalism and service of the many providers. We then followed up with Smart Home Building Systems whom we had met at the Home Show in the spring. They offered a unique product which would further enhance the appearance of our home while providing protection of our investment well into the future with a warranty backed by a manufacturer who has been in business for over 50 years. They also completed a detailed and fair estimate of the work required and provided assurance of initiating the work within our time table. With no money down the work was completed by a highly professional crew that proved to be reliable and considerate through the duration of the job. Upon completion, our warranty was secured and the results have more than met our expectations, generating rave reviews from neighbors and passersby alike. We have no hesitation in recommending Smart Home Building Solutions to our friends and neighbors.

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